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[real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company.] >> now at 6:00, part of florida's death penalty is ruled unconstitu onal. what this could mean for the murderers on death row. first, though, don't put away those extra blankets and sweaters just yet. prepare for another chilly night. most of us escaped freezing temperatures, but it definitely felt like winter out there today. this is news 6 at 6:00. i'm matt austin. >> i'm lisa bell. news 6 chief meteorologist tom sorrells is pinpointing the cold temperatures for us. so what can we expect tonight? >> got another cold one coming on tonight. we dropped to an overnight low in orlando this morning of 41 degrees, way below the normal, not a record. daytona beach dropped to 38. melbourne you dropped to 43 this morning. well below your normal of 49. other overnight lows, gainesville toppled to 28. we did pretty well on the rebound. we did okay today but not warm enough that we got rid of every advisory. there are no freeze warnings in
this blued in zone you see from marion county, that's a frost advisory until 9:00 tomorrow morning. overnight, between about 4 a.m. and 9 a.m., widespread frost all over marion county. in the meantime, on-the-town forecast here in orlando, by 9:00, we're down to 53. we'll be chilly and cold, 51 degrees by 10 p.m. i'll be back in a few minutes to pinpoint overnight lows where you live and talk about the warm-up and the rain that's in the forecast. >> all right, tom. thank you. >> don't forget, you can get breaking weather alerts and live radar anytime on our free news 6 pinpoint weather app. just search wkmg in your app store. >> well, the u.s. supreme court says florida's death penalty needs to change, ruling judges have too much power. the high court says juries should have the ultimate say. now we're working to find out what will happen to the hundreds of inmates currently on death row. news 6 reporter eric sandoval talked with the family of a victim in one of those cases.
orange county courthouse tonight. the family told you they fear they may have to relive their son's murder all over again all because of this. >> you're absolutely right. it was just two months ago when alex zaldivar met us right there on the front steps of the orange county courthouse declaring justice had been served in their case. now we find out their case may be one of the ones being given a second look at in the case of the u.s. supreme court ruling today. they tell me they're concerned. they're going to have to relive everything all over again. >> alex zaldivar was 19 years old when he was shot execution-style by bessman okafor, a man who zaldivar was supposed to testify against in a separate home invasion case. >> the last person i want to see on this planet is this guy. we have to go through this again. >> his father is concerned the family will not be able to take another round of sentencing hearings if the death sentence is reconsidered.
that he should be sentenced to death. >> his fears come after a u.s. supreme court ruling today where justices ruled florida's death penalty unconstitutional. justice sonia sotomayor wrote, "the 6th amendment requires a jury, not a judge, to find each fact necessary to impose a sentence of death. a jury's mere recommendation is not enough." >> the ruling surrounded the case of timothy lee hearst, convicted of murdering his boss in 1998, but the ruling could affect all 390 death row inmates in the state of florida. 85 of them from cases here in central florida. it could also affect another death penalty case that has not even started. jury selection in luis toledo's murder trial is set to begin one week from today. he's accused of murdering his wife and her two young children this deltona. the state attorney told news 6 this afternoon they're reviewing and analyzing the decision
today but didn't know how it would affect their case. >> now, sidebar note here, we found out today that florida is one of only three states in the entire country where juries don't have to have a unanimous verdict on the death sentence. we don't know if that law is going to change. lawmakers are likely not going to be taking that decision very lightly. we're live at the orange county courthouse tonight, eric sandoval, news 6. >> and probably won't make that decision very quickly, either. eric sandoval live for us. thank you. right now, police are looking for a man they say attacked a 71-year-old woman. we're told this happened shortly before 1:00 this afternoon along south atlantic avenue in daytona beach shores. police say the woman was walking her dog when a man hit her in the head with something. the attacker then took off. we have a crew in daytona beach shores right now, getting more details on this story. we'll have an update for you tonight on news 6 at 11:00. >> two men stuck in the mud for more than 24 hours end up in handcuffs.
after they used city property to try and free their car. news 6 reporter loren korn explains how their actions damage. >> two men told deputies they spent the last 24 hours trying to get their car out of the mud, including taking the door off this well station building behind me. tonight they're facing charges for it. >> a 3 a.m. sunday drive down this remote road landed a 25-year-old and 20-year-old behind bars after deputies say they tried using ormand beach city property to get their stuck car out of the mud. it happened near the huntington village subdivision. deputies say the duo removed this well station door to get their car unstuck but failed. deputies say the men then walked a mile to state road 40 for help but couldn't find anyone and walked back. it was not until around 9:00 monday morning that a maintenance worker found the
and called deputies. both men are now charged with felony criminal mischief and investigators say they caused more than $2,000 in damages. >> thank you. he's accused of raping and killing his girlfriend's daughter and then trying to clean up the crime with bleach. now we know when his trial will start. the murder trial is expected to begin on march 7th. orange county deputies say the 43-year-old beat to death the 16-year-old girl inside her orlando apartment in 2014. they say he then tried to clean up the room with bleach and buried her body near the osceola/polk county line. he says he's innocent. >> now to a crime tracker alert. police need your help finding a man wanted in connection with a shooting in the parking lot of a mcdonald's. here's the guy clermont police are looking for. aaron.
man during a drug deal at the mcdonald's on corner center drive in lake county say police. this happened back on january 2nd. the victim survived the shooting and the two other suspects have been arrested. police need your help finding green. if you know who he is or where he is, call the crime line at 1-800-423-tips. >> we're following a crime tracker alert in orange county. police say someone is targeting businesses with pelt -- pellet guns. it's not an eyesore but a glass service company says these damages could cost businesses thousands of dollars to fix. >> the act of senseless vandalism, i can't understand why somebody would do something like that. >> business owners tell us they're working with police to see if any surveillance footage caught the vandals in the act. if you know anything about this, call orlando police. >> the florida legislature is back in session.
waste any time. he asked for a $1 billion tax cut. news 6 anchor ginger gadsden joins us with the key points from the governor's state of the state address today. >> the governor says the state of florida could be summed up in one word, growing. he says the growth could be summed up in another word, jobs. during his state of the state speech, governor rick scott focused on creating jobs and cutting taxes. he wasted no time asking the legislature to pass $1 billion in tax cuts. he highlighted several business owners, giving them credit for helping them create over a million jobs since he took office. he says tax cuts would keep florida on track to creating even more jobs. >> while i'm pleased to report to you that the great state of florida is growing, i must confess that our work has just begun. now we face the mighty task of keeping job creation going strong.
higher, make sure we don't fall back. we must be dedicated to making florida not second to texas but first in the nation for job growth for years to come. [applause] >> our goals are mighty and our challenge is clear. >> governor rick scott will leave tallahassee tomorrow on a statewide bus tour to promote his $1 billion tax cut proposal. >> thank you. the legislative session is not the only political event happening today. tonight marks the final state of the union address for president obama. you can see the president's speech live beginning at 9:00 tonight right here on news 6 and on clickorlando.com. >> more rockets will light up the sky on the space coast this year. according to our news partner at florida today, there will be 30 rocket launches this year at the cape. it includes up to a dozen
launch alliance atlas 5 rockets and dealt rockets. there were 17 launches last year. the growth is obvious. >> powerball mania continues. speaking of growth. >> how high the jackpot went today. details on that ahead. and the eagle that messed up donald trump's hair is coming to central florida. where you can meet this bald eagle named uncle sam. he's a pretty wild character. i don't know if you want to hold him. >> he's an eagle dude. how tame can he be? a big frost advisory in effect for marion county until 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. one more chilly night. i'll talk about how low we'll go where you live and pinpoint the warm-up for tomorrow. >> and you can't see it, but you can feel it. it is cold out there. a look back on how the cold snap
>> certainly got cold enough overnight for some of us to switch the heat on. my wife had it just blazing hot at my house. the cold temperatures again tonight, some of you might be leaving yours on as well. >> absolutely. news 6 meteorologist candace campos is looking at what the cool-down means for our energy bills. >> it's not too bad. better than the summer when we have months and months of record heat. actually, scratch the summer. remember december we saw record heat almost throughout the entire month? at least we're cranking up the heat and not as much air conditioner. in the month of january, the red indicates where we've been seeing temperatures above average. but look at what we're going to continue to see. a nice cool-down, starting up from the 10th throughout this week and that is going to be a nice change. the only problem is, yes, it's
we spoke to kua earlier today and they told us just yesterday and today the numbers have gone up for energy consumption, up to about 10% already. and the energy consumption was up just last month, but that's because we were putting up our a.c.'s. it's a lose/lose situation all the way around. let's go back in time, shall we, the last five years of when we tend to see the cold snaps. it's very average, between the 1st and the 23rd. the average for this time of year is 71 degrees. we've been hearing tom talk about that. the last couple of years it looks like we've been seeing temperatures pretty much cold snaps all in january with the exception, for some reason, of 2013. if you like the cold weather, enjoy it. because this cold snap ends pretty quickly. >> candace, thank you. >> do you remember this bald eagle right here? he's become pretty famous. the bird that swiped at
photo shoot and even messed up that famous hair for a moment in time. the video went viral at the end of last year. now the eagle is coming to the brevard zoo. so maybe it could mess up your rug, too. the bald eagle named uncle sam is on a long list of birds coming to the zoo for an exhibit. it's called the raptor project. you can catch this bird january 16th through the 18th. for more info, contact the brevard zoo. >> it ticked up again today. the powerball jackpot is now at $1.5 billion and you still have time to go out and buy your lucky ticket for the biggest prize ever. then you can watch the drawing live right here on news 6. we'll broadcast it for you live at 10:59 tomorrow night right before news 6 at 11:00. you can also get the numbers through a push alert from our smartphone app. just search wkmg in your app store. >> so much money. >> do you have your tickets yet? >> no. i went to go and the machine was out of order. >> i think it's fate.
before you buy your winning ticket, there are things you need to know, though, right, ginger? >> yeah, like the winning numbers. >> that would help. >> coming up at 7:00, we've got an important warning about a scam. how it's ripping off powerball players. does it matter where and what numbers you play? erik von ancken is busting powerball myths for you tonight. also, we'll take you live to sanford where a candlelight vigil is getting underway in honor of a popular convenience store owner. how loved ones hope it could help lead to his killer. and 2016 is already a leap year. but you may want to call it a launch year. what this year could break records -- or why it could break records on the space coast. >> all sorts of launches planned. thank you very much. >> chief meteorologist tom sorrells is joining us now. is it cold enough for you? i know you like the cooler snaps. >> i do enjoy a good florida winter. i don't want any watches or warnings. it's too cold. >> and we have some.
-- this is as low as we like it. >> a frost advisory for marion county tonight. i know the folks in marion county don't want that. it is typical for them this time of year to go below the freezing mark, maybe 27, 28. you won't go as low tonight as you did last night. how is that for an answer? the frost advisory in marion county goes until 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. all this region, be ready for it. a frost advisory is up and in effect. radar is crystal clear tonight. it should remain that way all the way around until thursday night into friday when we could use the radar for something useful again. right now in melbourne, 59 is the temperature. relative humidity up to 58% because the sun is down. daytona beach, 55. wind from the northeast at 6 miles per hour. it is 57 in leesburg. 54 in ocala. gainesville, the cold spot, 51. last night was the cold spot. should be again tonight, holding at 51 now. 10 degrees warmer in kissimmee at 61.
where you live, by 7 a.m. tomorrow morning, temperatures will be in the 40's, of course, and 30's unless you're down along the coast. most of the area is going to be in the 40's. in orlando, the overnight low will drop down to 43 degrees. we call it clear and chilly. here's tomorrow. >> >> okay. 46 degrees at 8 a.m. tomorrow. by noon tomorrow, the temperature reading is 57. the daytime high goes to 65. there's no rain in the immediate forecast. not until thursday night into friday. so here's the extended forecast. tomorrow's high, 65. overnight low tomorrow night, 46. so we're gradually stair stepping out of the cold, cold, cold. by thursday, the high is 70. by friday, the high is 74 degrees. saturday's daytime high, 74. another cold front sneaks in here and sunday's daytime high is only going to be 65 degrees. martin luther king, jr. day on monday, a high of 62 with a rain chance at 10%.
>> before you gloat about getting the game right, you did say they would win easily by two touchdowns. >> do i ever brag here? >> incessantly. >> never. >> the magic team are arriving in london this morning. traveling there is all about playing against the raptors thursday, 3 p.m. our time in orlando. the nba's global initiative in full force. this is the team arriving at the hotel this morning. it's 11:23 right there over there. raptors also in the u.k. dealing with some meet and greets with the kids. >> just visiting the city.
it would be fun to visit the city and go around and be a tourist for a little bit and hopefully i can catch a soccer game while i'm there. that would be fun as well. >> have a good time over there, nick. just past midnight, alabama doing it once again, winning another national title, the fifth under head coach nick saban. i hate to brag. >> sure you do. >> i hate to brag. will clemson beat alabama? >> yes. >> i'm pulling for clemson but i believe it's going to be bama. >> bama wins. >> all right. it was certainly a very entertaining game between bama and clemson. back and forth through the night out there in the arizona desert. in the end, it was all about the s.e.c. prevailing over the acc.
>> last night i said the ratings would drop 18% from last year's game to this year's game. how much of the game ratings actually dropped? 15%, 16%, 8%, or 21%? go ahead. tom, you go first. >> i go with b. >> i would say c, but based on how you're acting right now, i'd say d. >> he's real chipper. i'm going with a. reveal the answer. 15%. >> 15%. >> i was 3 percentage points off because i said officially last night 18%. i'm pretty good. >> it was pretty close. >> it's a game weekend right here. the nfl divisional playoffs. my predictions are coming your way in a matter of days.
saturday and the steelers against the broncos, 4:40 on sunday. of course, we're your home for super bowl 50, february 7th, out in san francisco. the patriots, it's official, former ucf receiver j.j. ward is officially not going to be playing this weekend but he would be another patriot to get a chance if the pats win this weekend. it was an unbelievable win. my buddy at the daytona international speedway president, joey chitwood, i texted him today after i heard he was part of the nasdaq opening bell ceremonies. he said just being a promoter. >> it's good luck for them, too. the markets were up. >> it was a good day. >> maybe they should bring him in every day. >> they might, now. >> we've got speed weeks coming up at the end of this month. >> thank you, ping.
>> all right. time to whip out your earmuffs and leather jackets. >> one more night. one more night at least. take a look at what's going on tonight. we have a frost advisory. a lot of you woke up to frost this morning. fewer of you will see frost tomorrow morning because we will stay about 3 degrees too warm. frost advisory, though, for marion county between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. tomorrow. overnight lows tonight, we're going 35 in ocala.